Utveckla ditt spinnande med nya draftingtekniker och prepareringskunskaperSwedish Fibre erbjuder nu i samarbete med Carol McFadden två kurser för dig som vill utvecklas i ditt spinnande.
Båda kurserna hålls på engelska men möjlighet att få tolkning till svenska finns. Kurserna hålls på Ulvsbo gård utanför Sjuntorp. Du tar dig lättast dit med egen bil eller med tåg till Trollhättan där du blir upphämtad.
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Carol McFadden har spunnit i närmare 40 år, har jobbat som proffesionell väverska och skriver och designar för PLY magazine och Yarnmaker. Mer information om Carol finner du nedan.
Expand Your Drafting Skills for Spinners
When you learned to spin, you drew out your wool in a certain way. And you are probably still using the same drafting technique. Did you know that there are several ways to handle your wool when spinning? In this class you will learn the best way to spin a combed top for making worsted yarns for long-wearing garments, and how to spin rolags and clouds for making woolen yarns to use for warm mittens and hats. This workshop will cover 5 different drafting techniques.
8:30-10:00am After a brief introduction we start learning two worsted drafting techniques.
10:00-10:30am Fika and a chance to stretch your tired hands
10:30-12:00pm We will work on three woolen drafting techniques.
The students need to know how to spin on a wheel or spindle. The teacher will be providing clean colored wool and a pair of handcards. If you have handcards or a blending board, feel free to bring them to class. A spinning wheel or spindle in working order is required; you may want to bring a spare drive band, oil for the wheel, extra bobbins, a niddy noddy or nostepinde for storing yarn.
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Location: Ulvsbo, Sjuntorp
Cost: 885 SEK
Sheep Breed Tasting for Spinners
Looking at online shops to buy a fleece and don’t know what you’ll be getting? Visiting a fiber festival or local farm and puzzled by the selection of wool available? You should have a working knowledge of how to choose the proper wool for your project, and be comfortable spinning it into the best yarn for the job. This workshop will cover 6 breeds from several categories of wool—English Leicester* (longwool), Debouillet* (fine wool), California Red* (medium wool), Black Welsh Mountain lamb* (coarse wool), Icelandic (double-coated) and Suffolk (Down)—and give tips on the best uses for each type.
*Conservation breeds, meaning that the number of sheep has dropped below an acceptable limit.
1:00-2:30pm After a brief introduction we start sampling the first three breeds.
2:30-3:00pm Fika and a chance to stretch your tired hands
3:00-4:30pm We work on the last three breeds.
The students need to know how to spin on a wheel or spindle. The teacher will be providing clean fleece, one pair of handcards and one pair of minicombs. If you have handcards or wool combs, feel free to bring them to class. A spinning wheel or spindle in working order is required; you may want to bring a spare drive band, oil for the wheel, extra bobbins, a niddy noddy or nostepinde for storing yarn.
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Ulvsbo, Sjuntorp
Cost: 1,050 SEK
Preregistration, payment and discount
Preregistration and payment is required—register for BOTH workshops and receive a 10% discount on the total cost! Invoicing and payment will be completed throught PayPal.
You may pay for half the fee now and complete your payment before 1 May, with the understanding that the first payment will not be refunded if you decide not to attend the class.
Contact Carol at email@example.com for registration or if you have any questions about the workshop. For questions about the workshop location, contact Elin Dahllöv at firstname.lastname@example.org or 073-6236045.
About The Instructor
Carol McFadden of Feistywoman Designs is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Having learned embroidery, knitting and crochet at Grandma’s knee when she was six years old, she has never been very far from fiber no matter what job she’s held. Carol learned weaving and spinning almost 40 years ago, holds a University degree in Studio Art, co-owned a weaving shop, became a production weaver for a bit, co-chaired a conference fashion show, has earned awards for her spinning and weaving, taught fiber classes, sold her handwovens commercially, and sold handknit accessories, handspun yarn and fiber in an Etsy shop. She has several patterns on Ravelry as Feistywoman Designs, does a bit of writing and designing for Yarnmaker and PLY magazines. But her focus these days is on following my creative muse, playing with color and fiber, and enabling others to do the same.